Get ready to come explore, play and discover 17,00 square feet of hands-on exhibits and experiences. Located at the waterfront in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Zoo
600 animals representing more than 180 species housed on 16 acres. General information, animal photos and descriptions, zoo history, and a virtual tour.
Ty Warner Sea Center
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center is located on Stearns Wharf and fulfills the mission of the Museum to inspire a passion for the natural world.
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History reconnects more than 150,000 people each year to nature indoors and outdoors.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Enchanting garden featuring 5.5 miles of paths, authentic Japanese tea garden, redwood grove & more.
Chase Palm Park Carousel
Chase Palm Park, right along the waterfront, will entertain children with its shipwreck themed playground. This large custom-built playground has many beautiful features including surfacing whales, a conch shell lighthouse, murals, and a nautilus shell play area. There are drop-in picnic areas nearby, as well as reservable picnic areas and event facilities.
Santa Barbara Visitors Center.
Located in a traditional adobe building, the Santa Barbara Visitors Center is your go-to resource to maximize your time here. The knowledgeable staff is available to answer questions, provide area maps and directions, and give you up-to-date information regarding hours of operation for Santa Barbara’s activities. From attractions to museums, bike rentals, current events, guided tours, and dining options, the Santa Barbara Visitors Center is the place to find the information you’re looking for.